Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's Been a While

Still working on Working the Bench II almost daily now. I also have another writing project in the works helping out a friend get her book to the public. I'm really excited about that. I've also been busy creating things again. It gets like this when I write about perfumery and perfume-related things. I get inspired to create, and then that folds itself back into the writing. I'm in a good place right now and I'm going to take advantage before things change, as they inevitably do.

So I leave you with these words of wisdom:

"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he'd had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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